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Old 08-01-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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Water regulator and water filter

I currently use a water regulator and a water filter. Do I need to use both or will a water filter reduce the amount of water pressure going into the coach? By using both am I restricting water entering the coach?
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I currently use a water regulator and a water filter. Do I need to use both or will a water filter reduce the amount of water pressure going into the coach? By using both am I restricting water entering the coach?

The filter does nothing to reduce pressure. It can reduce volume when a faucet is opened but when the faucet is closed the system pressure will be in the coach plumbing. You need a Watts type whole house pressure regulator. Valterra makes a good one that's currently available for $44 at CW and Amazon.


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Old 08-02-2015, 06:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. My wife and I are new to RV life. We owned a 38 foot boat and we wanted to do some traveling and the boat was not an option. So we sold the boat and bought a 32 foot FW. We have a lot to learn.
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If water is not flowing a proper regulator will limit the pressure to the set point (On my RV that's 50 PSI) the filter will not have any effect.

When water is flowing the filter MAY restrict flow (Which you see as a drop in pressure) depending on the filter

A cheap regulator will also restrict flow (I use a Watts or Zurin 3/4 inch with the proper hose adapters, About 50-70 dollars at your local plumbing supply)

NOTE: if your filter is restrictive then you can use two filters

One pre-filter set to say 70 PSI (most city water systems are more than that) one post set to 50.. That will improve flow

Recently the park owner where I am, and another RVer were discussing regulators (not needed here) and I mentioned that I normally use one because at least one park I freaquent the line pressure has been measured at something like 112 PSI.

Turns out the other rver had been to a park like that too.. When I ask him were he got kind of close so I named the park.. Same one

Proper place for the regulator is the PARK END of the water hose 110+ will blow many fresh water hoses apart.
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